AustMS Annual Meeting 2017
AustMS Annual Meeting 2017
The 61st annual meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society will be held at Macquarie University, 12–15 December 2017.
Our major sponsors are:
The Women in Mathematics Event and Dinner is supported by Professor Nalini Joshi, through the Georgina Sweet Fellowship, and by the Department of Mathematics.
- Georgia Benkart, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, USA (Hanna Neumann Lecturer)
- Young-Ju Choie, Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea
- Ivan Corwin, Columbia University, USA (Mahler Lecturer)
- Michael Cowling, University of New South Wales
- Yihong Du, University_of New England
- Hélène Frankowska, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
- Catherine Greenhill, University of New South Wales
- Andrei Okounkov, Columbia University, USA
- Phil Pollett, University of Queensland
- Michael Small, University of Western Australia
- Hans De Sterck, Monash University
- Yvonne Stokes, University of Adelaide (ANZIAM Lecturer)
Organiser: Philip Hackney (Macquarie)
Organiser: Thomas Quella (Melbourne)
Organiser: David Harvey (UNSW)
Organiser: Zsuzsanna Dancso (Sydney)
You can register here.
The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 17 November.
Early bird price - $550
After Tuesday 31 October - $600
Student or Retired AustMS Member:
Early bird price - $660
After Tuesday 31 October - $750
$275 (does not include conference dinner)
Conference Dinner (evening of Thursday 14 December):
Free for attendees, $120 for accompanying guests
Welcome reception (evening of Tuesday 12 December):
Free for attendees, $35 for accompanying guests
Women in Maths dinner (evening of Monday 11 December):
Free for attendees
Getting to the university
The terminus for domestic and international flights to Sydney is Kingsford Smith airport. Macquarie University is about 30km from the airport and can be reached from there by road or rail.
By train: Take the unique line from the airport to the city; change at Central to the Northern Line (platform 16), and take a train for Hornsby via Macquarie Park, disembarking at the Macquarie University stop. The fare is about $18.
By taxi: There are taxi ranks at each terminal; the fare to Macquarie University will be around $100.
By car: Sydney Airport is serviced by most major car rental firms; see here for more information.
Finding the conference
The Women in Maths dinner will take place on Monday 11 December from 6.15pm for a 6.45pm start. It will be held in the Macquarie Room of the MGSM (Macquarie Graduate School of Management). There is parking available in the MGSM carpark. For a detailed map, see here.
The conference commences with an opening ceremony at 9am on Tuesday 12 December. This, and all of the plenary talks, will take place in the Macquarie Theatre. Morning and afternoon teas will take place in the foyer, and we will also be registering participants there.
The opening reception will take place on Tuesday 12 December from 6pm in the E7B Atrium.
The conference dinner will take place on Thursday 14 December from 6.30pm in Curzon Hall, a short walk from campus.
Getting around Sydney
Macquarie University is well-serviced by road, bus and train. The easiest way of getting to and from the city is by train; a one-way trip is around $5, and takes about 35 minutes. You can purchase an Opal card, allowing travel by all forms of public transport, from many newsagents, post offices and convenience stores throughout Sydney; see here. For transport times and ticket information, see here.
Please register on arrival in the foyer of Macquarie Theatre. We will be opening registrations at 8am on Tuesday 12th December, and the registration desk will be manned throughout the first day. If you happen to arrive after that, please contact one of the organisers on your arrival and we will see to your registration then.
Information for speakers
Plenary talks will be 50 minutes long, plus 10 minutes for introduction and questions. These will take place in the Macquarie Theatre. Special session talks will be 20 minutes long plus 5 minutes for questions and discussion; these will be held in various rooms throughout buildings C5A, W5A, W5C and X5B.
In each case, you may give your talk using data projector or visualizer; some of the special session rooms also have whiteboards (though not the Macquarie Theatre). For those using the data projector, there is a lectern computer (Windows) present in each room; we therefore ask that you bring your talk along to your session in PDF format on a USB stick. Laptops can also be used; please bring your own VGA connection dongle.
Annual General Meeting
Bernhard Neumann Prize
The Bernhard Neumann Prize is awarded for the most outstanding talk presented by a student at the Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society.
For further information on this prize, including rules, advice and its history, see the Bernhard Neumann Prize page.
Students giving a talk at this conference are eligible for the AustMS Student Support Scheme (SSS), covering up to half of travel, registration and childcare costs.
All information, including the funding rules, application deadline and application online form, can be found via AustMS Student Support Scheme
Accommodation options within walking distance of Macquarie University may quickly become rather limited or even unavailable, particularly closer to the time of the meeting. To secure your choice of accommodation, you are strongly advised to plan your trip and make your bookings as early as possible.
Of course, Sydney has many other possibilities for accommodation further away from the university; particularly convenient would be those that are placed along the train line running from the University into the city via North Ryde, Chatswood, Artarmon, St Leonard's and North Sydney.
Hotel accommodation on or near campus
- MGSM Executive Hotel
- Meriton Suites North Ryde
- Travelodge Macquarie North Ryde
- Medina Serviced Apartments North Ryde
- Holiday Inn Express Macquarie Park
- The Ranch
Hotel accommodation near Macquarie Park station (one train stop away from campus)
Residential colleges on campus
- Paul Smith — co-director
- Xuan Duong — co-director
- Richard Garner — Treasurer
- Steve Lack — Secretary
- Christine Hale — Administrator
- Carolyn Kennett
- Ji Li
- Ross Moore — IT, Website
- Frank Valckenborgh
- Elena Vynogradova
- Julie Clutterbuck, Monash University
- Xuan Duong, Macquarie University
- Gary Froyland, University of New South Wales
- Vladimir Gaitsgory, Macquarie University
- Jan De Gier, University of Melbourne
- Giang Nguyen, The University of Adelaide
- Cheryl Praeger, University of Western Australia
- Jacqui Ramagge, The University of Sydney
- Paul Smith, Macquarie University
- Ole Warnaar, University of Queensland